Cardiff Wedding Photographer

Award Winning + Documentary style

Hi, I’m Carl

I’m Carl Woodward an Award-Winning Cardiff Wedding Photographer.
I aim to capture those special wedding day moments,
ensuring you enjoy memories of your special day for years to come.

I’m also friendly and easy to work with. We’ll have lots of fun and you’ll love the final result. I have many years of experience in the industry and can capture every moment of your special occasion.


Cardiff may be famous for places like Cardiff Castle, Principality Stadium or Cardiff Bay. These are iconic places to visit, but if you’re looking for a unique or beautiful venue for your wedding in Cardiff & South Wales, you’re spoilt for choice.

As a Cardiff photographer, I have compiled a list of my favourite 15 wedding venues guide.

South Wales offers many wedding venues for getting married. Further north towards Brecon, you’ll find Peterstone Court, Llangoed Hall. Monmouthshire also brings a rural feel to the area with the addition of Sant Ffraed House, Caer Llan is also located here. The Vale of Glamorgan is home to Llanerch Vineyard and Gileston Manor

Why Work With Me


I love both weddings and photography. I’m reliable, experienced, and knowledgeable about weddings & photography.


We’ll have lots of fun and you’ll love the final result. I have many years of experience in the industry and can capture every moment of your special occasion.


Getting married in Cardiff? I know everything there is to know about the local wedding venues Pencoed House Estate, Llanerch Vineyard, Canada Lodge & Lake and New House Country Hotel I have great connections with other local vendors

South Wales Wedding Venue Guide

I’ve handpicked 15 of my favourite wedding venues in South Wales.


When it comes to choosing a photographer, there are some key points. They should be able to use a camera. This is the most important. They should be professional wedding photographers. Hiring a friend or hobbyist with a camera is possible, but it is not something I recommend. There are multiple methods and techniques to capture moments effectively. Expertise can be developed in this area by practising and experimenting with different key.

It is important to ensure that the photographer you choose is trustworthy. A photographer who is late for your wedding will send your stomach churning faster than any other.

It would help if you also considered the personality of your photographer. You should remember that they will be spending the day with you. I’m fun, easy-going and available to help you and your family connect with your guests and family


Next Steps To Book Your Cardiff Wedding Photographer

I look forward to hearing more about you and your plan for your Cardiff wedding, and we can discuss what package would be best for you. My creative approach to capturing your day can also be discussed, as can wedding supplier recommendations.

I’m looking forward to working with you! Hope you’ve taken the time to look over my website and packages. To inquire about prices and availability, follow the steps below. Booking me as your Cardiff wedding photographer requires first checking my availability. Fortunately, I can be booked for weddings about one to two years in advance. Once you have booked your venue, please contact me so we can secure my services in time. Once I receive your enquiry, you will receive a response within 12 hours, should you not receive it, check the spam box.


You should inquire with as many details as possible.


Getting to know each other and discussing your wedding.


Pay a deposit to secure my services on your big day.

After that, you have your Cardiff wedding photographer booked. I’ll always reply within a few hours; you can check your spam folder or call 07809404010

Cardiff Wedding Packages

Weddings Begin at £1300.00

Click the link below to view all of my current Wedding Photography Collections and Prices

Frequently Asked Questions

This question isn’t easy to answer as it depends on factors such as the size and scope, your choice of photography, and where you live. A rough estimate would be 10% of your wedding budget.

A standard package for a UK wedding photographer costs around £1,300. This includes editing of the images afterwards and photography.

This question is not easy to answer. The amount of time required to photograph a wedding depends on its size, complexity, and skill level as an artist. Most wedding photographers recommend that you spend at least six hours photographing weddings. You should expect to spend at least two hours shooting portraits, group shots, and family photos before the ceremony.

Whether one photographer is enough to photograph a wedding effectively depends on several factors, including the size of the wedding, the venue, and your specific expectations for the day’s coverage. A second shooter can cover different angles, capture simultaneous events (like the bride and groom getting ready in various locations), and help capture more candid moments throughout the day.

Because it takes so much time, effort and money to create stunning wedding photos, wedding photographers charge high prices. It takes many things to create great wedding photos. A wedding photographer must have experience and knowledge in order to capture great images. To ensure that they can secure the best locations for their shoots, most wedding photographers ask their clients to book a minimum of six months in advance. To cover their expenses and those of their staff, they must make a living from their photography services.

A documentary wedding photographer is a professional who specialises in shooting weddings as if they were a film. The photographer will take photos of every moment of the wedding from the preparations to the reception. There are many benefits to hiring a documentary photographer for your wedding. They are skilled at taking candid photos that will provide you with amazing memories. They are also skilled at capturing every detail of your wedding ceremony or reception. Documentary wedding photographers are well-known for their discreet style. They will not disrupt the flow of the wedding and instead capture beautiful photos that you’ll cherish for many years.

Yes, you can print your wedding photos. It is important to remember that not all photo printing companies are created equal. It is crucial to choose a company that specializes only in wedding photography and prints high-quality photos.

You can negotiate the price of a wedding photographer. It is important to keep in mind that the photographer may not be willing to lower their rates due to their years of experience. Remember that many photographers work on commission, which means that if you aren’t satisfied with the final product you might have to pay.

This question is not easy to answer. The income potential of wedding photographers will depend on many factors such as location, experience and clientele.

Presets are used by wedding photographers to ensure they capture the best photo possible. Presets are a set of instructions that tell the camera what to do when it presses the shutter button. Presets are useful for photographing people, flowers, backgrounds and many other things. Presets make it simple for wedding photographers to capture great photos without worrying about how everything will turn out. Presets come in many forms, so it is likely that your photographer has a selection that is best suited to weddings. Presets allow wedding photographers to save time and energy, while still taking high-quality photos.

There are many options to find a cheap photographer for your wedding. There are many options for finding a cheap wedding photographer. You can search online or contact local businesses. Look for reviews from different photographers when searching online. You can also contact local businesses to ask for recommendations on a good wedding photographer. Ask your friends to recommend any photographers. Ask your friends and family if they know of any cheap photographers. The main question is, do you really want to risk your wedding day memories by hiring a cheap photographer?

According to the Bridebook, The average amount spent by UK couples on their wedding in 2024 comes to £20,775 (or £25,952 including the engagement ring and honeymoon). 

Why I Became A Wedding Photographer in Cardiff

I’m Carl Woodward an Award-Winning Cardiff Wedding Photographer.
I aim to capture those special wedding day moments,
ensuring you enjoy memories of your special day for years to come.

My photography journey began in 2013, during a challenging period of my life. After serving in the Army’s Rifles Regiment in Iraq and Afghanistan, I faced struggles with my mental health. It was then that I discovered the therapeutic power of photography. Picking up my first camera and immersing myself in the beauty of the Brecon Beacons, I found peace and purpose. This newfound passion helped me overcome my struggles and led me to pursue a full-time career in wedding photography.

There’s an unparalleled joy in capturing the essence of your special day, freezing those fleeting moments of natural emotions and happiness. I aim to preserve these memories, allowing you to relive the love and joy of your wedding day for years to come. My passion for photography extends to capturing the unique beauty of venues across Cardiff and Swansea, from the iconic Principality Stadium and Pierhead Building to the tranquil beaches of the Gower Peninsula. Each location offers a stunning backdrop for your love story, making your wedding photos unforgettable.

I will also grab my passport and join you for a Destination Wedding in Europe.

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If you or your partner, or both of you, are in the British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines and are looking for an experienced military wedding photographer, please get in touch.

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